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Jimmy Young's Guide to Everyday Maths
Ten programmes to brush-up your confidence with numbers.
You've got to know whether things add up. But sometimes a rough answer is as useful as an exact one. Join David Bellamy, Hilary Pritchard and Norman Bowler with pencil and paper as they try their luck. With Ray Lonnen, Mandy More and Peter Aubrey
Book (same title), £2.50, from bookshops

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Young
Guest:
David Bellamy
Guest:
Hilary Pritchard
Guest:
Norman Bowler
[Actor]:
Ray Lonnen
[Actress]:
Mandy More
[Actor]:
Peter Aubrey
Sketch written by:
Chris Miller
Production:
Anna Jackson
Production:
Chris Jelley

Story: Mr Bits and Pieces' Lucky Dip by FRANCES LINDSAY
Guest storyteller Sam Kydd Presenters
Floella Benjamin , Johnny Ball

Contributors

Unknown:
Frances Lindsay
Unknown:
Sam Kydd
Unknown:
Floella Benjamin
Unknown:
Johnny Ball

Ten programmes on the origins and growth of the Arab-Israeli dispute.
1: The Land Itself
An impression of Palestine before the First World War. For 400 years, until then, it was part of the Ottoman Empire. It was overwhelmingly Arab and Muslim in character. From the beginning, in the late 19th century, immigrant European Jews provoked strong anti-Zionist feelings.
Production assistant CAROLINE PICE Producer ROGER OWEN

Contributors

Producer:
Roger Owen

A series of ten programmes for everyone who spends money on goods and services. 1: Money Back
What, if any. are your legal rights when you buy something which turns out to be unsatisfactory? with BRIAN REDHEAD
SUE cook and DAVID TENCH
Sketches by CHRIS MILLER
Production ANNA JACKSON , DAVID ALLEN
Book (same title). £2.30, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Chris Miller
Unknown:
Anna Jackson
Cathy:
Adrienne Posta
Paul:
Nicky Henson
Shifty salesman:
Brian Wilde

The classic serial in 12 exciting episodes, starring
3: Walking Bombs
Flash and his companions find the antidote Polarite, on the planet Frigia, but are attacked by ' Walking Bombs', and mechanical men.
Directed by FORD BEEBE and ROBERT HILL iBlackandwhite)

Contributors

Directed By:
Ford Beebe
Flash Gordon:
Buster Crabbe

A week of special programmes about Africa. Today: Faces of Africa
There are over 400 million people in Africa, almost half of them children. Most Africans live in small farming communities and are among the poorest people on earth.
Now big changes are happening there. John Craven and Lucy Mathen set out with the Newsround team to meet some of Africa's people and find out about their lives and problems as the continent moves into the 1980s.

Contributors

Presenter:
John Craven
Presenter:
Lucy Mathen
Film Editor:
Hefny Zaki
Film Editor:
Terence Patrick
Executive Producer:
Jill Roach
Director:
Nick Wells
Producer:
Eric Rowan

A charming Yugoslav cartoon about a young boy who can make beautiful music with the help of a very special-violin. A jealous musician steals it and tries to play it-with somewhat unexpected results.

A series of ten programmes In which BARBARA WOODHOUSE demonstrates her own quick method of training dogs and their owners. 1: The Right Start
Barbara Woodhouse trains dogs by sound, using a thick-linked choke chain which makes a loud ' click ' when jerked properly but does not close on the dog's neck. In the programme she also shows the correct way to praise a dog.
Producer PETER RIDING

Contributors

Unknown:
Barbara Woodhouse
Unknown:
Barbara Woodhouse

The first in a new series of 11 programmes featuring the best of contemporary British and American rock bands. Each week's recording takes place on a college campus in front of an audience of students. This week: Lene Lovich Introduced by Pete Drummond from Liverpool University
Director TOM CORCORAN Producer MIKE APPLETON

Contributors

Unknown:
Lene Lovich
Introduced By:
Pete Drummond
Director:
Tom Corcoran
Producer:
Mike Appleton

from the Royal Albert Hall , London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra leader BARRY GRIFFITHS
Musical director JOHNNY COLEMAN Television lighting bill JONES
Television sound CHRIS HOLCOMRE
Television presentation STEWART MORRIS

Contributors

Unknown:
Royal Albert Hall
Leader:
Barry Griffiths
Unknown:
Stewart Morris

BEC2's short Russian Season continues with a concert of music by Russian composers played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra introduced and conducted by Sir Georg Solti Mussorgsky Prelude to
Khovanschina
Prokofiev Classical Symphony
Shostakovich Symphony No 1 in F minor
Producer DAVID GRIFFITHS Director HUMPHREY BURTON

Contributors

Producer:
David Griffiths
Director:
Humphrey Burton

The Royal Family of Thailand Part 2: written by lko AYLEN
Narrated by Sir John Gieigud
' I am called a king, but my duties are quite different ... or difficult to define ... I do things that I think will be useful and that Is all.' (KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ) ' The task of merely visiting the people as a conventional duty is nonsense. If we cannot participate in helping to alleviate the misery of the people, then we consider it to be a failure as Head of State.' (QUEEN SIRIKlT) Thailand's strength and unity lie in its religion and its monarchy. The lives and talents of the royal family are full of dramatic contrasts, from the regal pomp and splendour of traditional ceremonies to the earthy contact with the bulk of their people-the villagers with whom they spend nine months of each year. They travel the length and breadth of the country, working on a stream of projects to help, encourage and generally lead the Thai people to better lives.
Produced and directed by BRIDGET WINTER

Contributors

Written By:
Lko Aylen
Unknown:
Sir John Gieigud
Directed By:
Bridget Winter

A series of nine programmes 6: Not a Child Any More
At 14 Helen Shapiro was a teenage star. Three years later the bubble burst and she was left with the problem of trying to build a new career to convince everybody that a child star should be allowed to grow up.
' For me, the past is the past. No matter how much people want me to be, I'm not a child any more.' Researcher FAY DICKEY
Director MICHAEL SHOESMITH Producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown:
Helen Shapiro
Unknown:
Fay Dickey
Director:
Michael Shoesmith
Producer:
John Wilcox

BBC Two England

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